Chapter 10 {Potty Training}

Every parent out there has, at some point in his or her life dreaded the idea of potty training, right? Come on! And if you haven’t yet, you will when your time comes, and it will come. Be prepared. Be very prepared. I mean imagine this little person who’s been wearing diapers literally since he/she…

Chapter 9 {Home Sweet Home}

It seems I’m following a pattern here, in terms of when I write and when I publish a blog post. I do prefer to wait until I’m inspired and have a flow of ideas instead of boring you with silly passages telling you absolutely nothing. What I usually do is not only wait for the…

Chapter 8 {Beautiful Alderney}

Alderney, Oh Beautiful Alderney! Where do I begin… You know when you visit a place that actually doesn’t remind you of any other place you’ve been to, and so it becomes so special. This is what Alderney has become to me, special. My husband D grew up there, it’s his home; we had our wedding reception…

Chapter 7 {Wedding Season}

Have you ever been invited to too many weddings where you had to RSVP “Not Attending” only because you couldn’t afford making it to all of them? Have you ever felt like you had to choose between 2 friends because you can only afford going to one of their weddings? Which friend do I like more?…

Chapter 6 {Tabbouleh}

I would like to start by clarifying a few things: Tabbouleh is not made with couscous, does not contain cucumbers, radishes or pistachios and its main ingredient is not cracked wheat, it’s flat leaf parsley. Tabbouleh is defined as a Middle Eastern vegetarian dish, sometimes considered a salad, traditionally made of tomatoes, finely chopped parsley,…

Chapter 5 {What Day?}

So it’s Fathers’ Day today here in the UK. As much as I’m happy to celebrate it with my husband and daughter and my in-laws; I wish my dad was here with us too! It’s not Fathers’ Day in Lebanon for another 2 days, so do I message him today, do I message him in…

Chapter 4 {That Occasional Cake}

With all the recent food discoveries and trends, such as cutting processed food completely, substituting flour with GF flour, white rice with brown rice, even brown rice with quinoa! etc and all for the sole reason of living healthy, I find myself overwhelmed with guilt every time I want to bake a cake. Because for me,…

Chapter 3 {No Estoy Español}

  I’m always asked about where I’m from. Back in Dubai it happened a lot because it’s what everybody asks you when you first meet them, along with “how long have you been here?” and “do you like living here?”, because almost everybody is an expat, and practically nobody wants to live there forever. And…

Chapter 2 {Situation: Relocation}

I love checking the thesaurus, even when I’m sure of the word I’m using, sometimes I’m curious to see what other “smarter” words I could use. If you click on “relocation” you see terms such as “transfer” “removal” “replacement” “rearrangement”… Words that currently describe my life. My life is in transfer mode: transfer from one country to…